July 25, 2016 — Dinner Party
‘A nutritionally rich alternative to eating meat, this salad is an excellent way to get proteins, mono-unsaturated fats, potassium, iron, omega 3 and vitamin E into your system.’
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250g smoked trout fillets
250g green beans
1 or 2 avocados
200ml red rice
100g baby leaf salad
40g sliced almonds
lemon and olive oil
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This is our first recipe in collaboration with the blog Mental Movement, part of our joint venture to understand how healthy food can help support “positive mental well-being”.
Celebrating seasonal food
If you grow vegetables, you’ll know the summer-defining pleasure of harvesting your first crop of beans. The UK supermarkets should be starting to stock home-grown seasonal fresh green beans, so buy up several bags now and enjoy them while they last. Further, if we buy local seasonal produce we’ll be sending an important message to the supermarkets as well as our farmers in support of indigenous seasonal food.
It’s also worth pausing to appreciate the alignment of food with the natural growing phases of the year. Not only is it very satisfying to harmonize our food with the calendar, but it’s possibly beneficial to the health of our metabolisms – which once ticked to the rhythm of the seasons. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that we start hunting and gathering – I’m only making a gentle case for eating more seasonal food. So now that it’s summer – let’s enjoy our home-grown fresh salad and beans!
If you liked dad’s smoked trout salad why not try some other recipes: Mixed Salad, Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham Salad or Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chopped Salad.
A healthy and tasty salad full of home-grown seasonal beans – a real taste of summer!
The main ingredient however, is smoked trout – a fish rich in omega-3 (and kind on the digestion). It sits on a bed of nutty and chewy whole grain red rice and is offset with fresh and creamy avocado, well known for its health benefits (containing high levels of vitamin E, iron and potassium) . The avocado is also said to help lower cholesterol thanks to its mono-unsaturated fats. Toasted and flaked almonds – also nutritionally rich – add a finishing crunch to the salad.
To make the Smoked Trout, Green Bean and Avocado Salad:
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